I bought a used car from a dealer in Fyshwick. Since I am still resolving my complaint with them I will not mention the name for now.
My purchase was based on the information that nothing I needed to know other than the paint problems and that is the reason they offered my price.
However my regular mechanic told me a series of repairs are to be done, cost up to 78% of the purchase price in a short period. My dealer’s mechanic told me the brakes were worn around 70% and they were due for replacement in 10k km. I wasn’t told any of this at all when I made the purchase.
My question is would it be reasonable for me to expect the dealer to inform me there could be significant amount of maintenance bills to come soon, so at least I could budget for it?
What I am not comfortable is my dealer was not upfront and starightforward when I purchased the car. We would have a very different conversation if I was told : you would expect a major maitenance down the track. that is on the table.
Call me naive but I felt like I needed to be treated better.